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Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University
Lomita Drive & Museum Way
Phone: 650-723-4177 --
Statement of Purpose:
Ancient to contemporary art: Asian, African, Oceanic, Native American, pre-Columbian, post-Renaissance European paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, photographs. Stanford family memorabilia.
Highlights & Collections:
Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center presents a wide selection of art in
24 galleries plus outdoor gardens, terraces, and courtyards. Its
comprehensive collection spans 4000 years, ranging from ancient Egyptian and
Chinese to contemporary art. Admission is free. The Center offers free
tours, talks, and symposia, in addition to exhibitions.
Nine Reasons for a Summertime
Family Visit to Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center - Plus Free
The Cantor Arts Center is a great summer
destination. Admission is free to all 24 art galleries, the museum is
air-conditioned, and docents offer 45-minute, family-friendly tours. Free,
illustrated brochures-"Animals in Art" and the new "Leland Jr. and His
Travels"-help children engage with the art on view. The Cantor Arts Center
is one mile from downtown Palo Alto and very near Stanford Shopping Center,
three miles from highway 101, and five miles from highway
Family visits to the Cantor Arts Center can
ß A waterproof overcoat of mammal
intestines made in Alaska's Aleutian Islands, in about 1825
larger-than-life sculpture of a horse which looks like driftwood but is really
ß An outdoor
sculpture made of more than 6,500 stones
indoor sculpture on the second floor that looks exactly like a real cement
ß The most famous railroad spike in the
ß A 3000-year old Egyptian mummy with
information about how it was made
ß The art
world's most famous kiss
ß Fresh fruit cobbler at
the Cool Café, overlooking the Rodin Sculpture Garden. Cool down with fresh pink
lemonade or the café's special Arnold Palmer iced tea. The café also serves a
seasonal variety of sandwiches to enjoy on the terrace.
ß Picnics in the Rodin Sculpture Garden. There's plenty of
shade, benches, tables, and art!
24 GALLERIES FILLED WITH
Stroll through the Center's 24 galleries, each with a
different focus, and experience art of major cultures from around the globe and
through the ages. Works range from a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy still
in its ornate case to silver Chinese dragons, from 18th- and 19th-century
European painting and decorative arts to traditional Native American and
contemporary art of the U.S.
RODIN SCULPTURE GARDEN AND OTHER SCULPTURE ON
Twenty bronzes grace the B. Gerald Cantor Sculpture Garden on the
south side of the Center. Look for Rodin's "The Burghers of Calais" nearby
on campus. Additional art on the Center's grounds includes works by
contemporary artists. Get a free map at the Cantor Arts Center listing the
nearly 100 outdoor sculptures on campus. Free public tours of campus
sculpture are given the first Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. - on June 2, July
7, August 4, and September 1. Meet at the Main Quad entrance facing the
Oval for this tour.
July 14, 2004–January 2, 2005
20 Questions (working
This exhibition, organized by teams of Cantor Arts Center curators and
interns, examines a number of frequently asked questions about objects and their
presentation in museums. Drawn from all the collections of the Center, objects
are selected and juxtaposed in a series of vignettes comprising the exhibition
to provoke each question. There will be means for visitor
January 16 – May 1, 2005
On the Edge: Chinese
Artists in the Era of Globalization
This innovative exhibition features bold
experimental works by 11 of China's leading avant-garde artists, including Huang
Yong Ping, Qiu Zhijie, Yan Lei, Xu Bing, and Zhang Huan. The exhibition dissects
the artists' position in the West-centric global art world and, as a corollary,
China's political situation in regard to the West. Works presented in On the
Edge range from bitingly humorous commentary on the artists' bumpy road to
international stardom, to political pieces that have provoked minor diplomatic
incidents, to thoughtful invitations to explore a common ground between East and
West. The exhibition features more than 20 pieces in a variety of media
(paintings, prints, photographs, videos, mixed media installations, sculptures,
interactive CD-ROM). Catalog available. Organized by the Cantor Arts
Center and traveling to other institutions after viewing at
February – May 2006
American ABC: Childhood in
This exhibition explores the subject of childhood and
its relationship to the American quest for national identity during the 19th
century. Presenting works by Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, Eastman Johnson, and
other major American artists, the exhibition investigates the connection between
American ideas about children and the ideals and issues that defined the nation
as it matured. Catalogue available. Organized by the Cantor
Arts Center and traveling to other institutions after viewing at
Peter Voulkos Ceramics
Voulkos's works challenged conventional notions
of ceramics as a purely functional art form. Inspired by sources as diverse as
abstract expressionism and Japanese pottery, Voulkos created monumental works,
hewn with a toughness and intimacy that developed over a lifetime of his
engagement with the medium. This installation features approximately a
dozen works from the 1950s to the 1990s from local lenders and the Center's
African Art in Context
Field photographs and other didactic materials
provide insight into the diverse art forms on display. The gallery features
recent acquisitions and a section dedicated to the arts of southern Africa,
including items of dress and body ornament from the Himba people of Namibia and
beadwork by the Zulu and Ndebele people of South Africa.
The Life and Legacy of the Stanford Family
examines the interests and accomplishments of the Stanford family,
including material relating to the Central Pacific Railroad, the Palo Alto Stock
Farm, the founding of Stanford University, and the early days of the Stanford
Additional exhibitions from the collection, spanning the history of art to
the 21st century, are on view in many of the Center’s 24 galleries plus
sculpture gardens and terraces.
Admission is FREE. The Center is fully accessible to people with disabilities.
Open Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays until 8 p.m.;
including Easter and July 4
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays, Thanksgiving day,
Christmas day, and New Years day
Location & Parking
Center is located on the Stanford campus, at Museum Way, off Palm Drive.
Parking is free on weekends and after 4 p.m. weekdays. Pay parking can be
found weekdays in front of the Center or in the parking structure on Campus
Drive and Roth Way.
Educational Programs: public lectures,
symposia, and films; call 650-723-3469 for details
Tours most Wednesdays through Sundays, call 650-723-3469 for
Bookshop and Cafe
The Bookshop closes 15 minutes before
the Center closes; 650-725-2775
The Cool Café stops food service 30 minutes
before the Center closes;
Group Tours: 650-723-3469
DIRECTIONS AND MAPS:
DRIVING from the 101 freeway: Take the
University Avenue exit heading West. Follow University Avenue through
downtown Palo Alto to the Stanford University campus. As you enter the
Stanford campus, University Avenue turns into Palm Drive. Take Palm Drive
to Museum Way, turn right on Museum Way.
DRIVING from Highway 280: Take the Sand Hill Road
exit heading east. Follow Sand Hill Road to Arboretum. Turn right on
Arboretum then a right on Palm Drive. Turn right at Museum
MASS TRANSIT: The Cantor Arts Center is a
pleasant 20-minute walk from the Palo Alto Caltrain station. Bicycles are
permitted on the train, in the designated car. Santa Clara County Transit
Services and Samtrans (San Mateo County) buses come to
Key Personnel: Thomas K. Seligman, Director
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